December 27, 2021
Year-end Giving
If you'd like to give before the end of the year, the church office will be open Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm, and Friday 9:00am-noon. You may also mail your gift by December 31 to 13660 Innerarity Point Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 or you may give online using the link below. Thank you for your faithful stewardship which enables us to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Looking ahead to January 2022
A new sermon series begins on January 9: "The Broken Beloved."
The Bible tells story after story of broken people being used in beautiful ways for God. Isaiah’s prophecy is made true in Jesus: “God sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken, announce freedom to all captives...to comfort all who mourn… to give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit.” All of us have suffered some injury of the soul or body, all of us are broken, and in the healing example of Christ we find a way to use our broken parts as a source of spiritual strength and creative ministry. The story of our faith is that God takes broken people and calls them beloved.

Rise Against Hunger will take place on January 12 at 5:00pm in the Activities Center. We need many volunteers to make this a success. Together, we will package thousands of meals in one evening. Use the link below to sign up to volunteer at this event!
Regular Wednesday Evening Activities Resume on January 19, 2022 with "This is My Story" for our adults and activities for all ages. 5:00pm: Dinner, 6:00pm: "This is My Story."
Join the Choir!
The adult choir practices each Thursday at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary. All are invited to join this group of worshipers as we prepare to lead in joyful praise! If you'd like more information, email katie@perdidobay.church.
Night to Shine is BACK!
February 11, 2022
Night to Shine is one of the happiest nights of the year! It is a prom experience for those with special needs. We need many volunteers to make this year’s COVID-friendly drive-through parade a special night for our guests. Visit pbumcnts.com to sign up today!
Volunteers Needed at the Redemption Store
The Redemption Store is in need of willing hearts and helping hands to fill shifts throughout the week! If you are interested, contact april@perdidobay.church. Find out more about the Redemption Store by clicking here.

Donations are accepted Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00am-Noon. Thank you!
Ways to Serve
Hoping to get involved? A frequently updated page on our website features specific opportunities to fulfill volunteer needs as they arise. Have some extra time on your hands? Visit our website at www.perdidobay.church/serve to find ways to help out! Contact the church to find out more about how to get involved in the ministries listed.
Grumpy Old Men Group: Come and Join!
Come and be a part of the Grumpy Old Men - a service oriented group that meets each Thursday at 8:00am for fellowship and planning projects. We would love to have you join us- young or old, man or woman!
Barnabas Ministry: Drivers Needed
If you or someone you know is in need of a meal during a difficult time such as following surgery, hospitalization, a death in the family, and other difficulties, please contact the church office to be connected with our Barnabas Ministry.

Also, drivers are needed to deliver meals. If you are interested in participating in this manner, please contact the church office to be connected with Anne Gilbert, our Barnabas Leader.
Transformance Fitness
Transformance is a strength training class for children and adults that takes place each Monday and Thursday in the Activities Center at various times throughout the day. See more by visiting our website. Contact Mike Pindel - mike.pindel@gmail.com to sign-up!
Quilters on the Key
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 9:30am-12:30pm

You're invited to join this group for a time of fellowship and quilting in the Activities Center. Quilts and other items are crafted and given to persons facing difficult situations as a gesture of comfort and thoughtfulness. Use your talents to spread the love of God as part of this important group of service and fellowship.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00pm

The Prayer Shawl Ministry exists to knit and crochet blankets and other items of comfort and encouragement. These items are given to newborn babies, those facing health issues, and more. Come and be a part of this group of fellowship and giving- all are welcome! It's a wonderful time of getting to know others while also making a difference for those who need to feel God's care.
Recharge Christian Fellowship
Sundays, 10:10-10:50am

A time of adult Christian fellowship between worship services. Looking for community? Need an opportunity to reflect, serve, and fellowship with friends in Christ? Have children in Sunday School and just need a Recharge? Then this new group is for you! Join us each Sunday in the Activities Center Conference Room! 
Need a listening ear?
If you are confined to home and find yourself in need of a friendly listening ear, please give us a call. We want you to know that we are here for you, to listen or to help if you have a need. We want to stay in touch with you, please feel free to call us at the church number 850-492-2135 and ask to be connected with the visitation team. 
Podcast and Reading Plan: Matthew
Join us as we explore together the Gospel according to Matthew: the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior. Find the reading plan linked below or on our app.
In-betweens Class

The In-betweens Sunday School class will break for Christmas December 19-January 2, but invite you to join them beginning on January 9 for a new year of growth in God's word together. They meet upstairs in the Activities Center on Sundays at 10:00am.
Women's Bible Study

Mondays, 9:00am, Resuming Monday, January 10, 2022
Join us each Monday in the Activities Center for a new study, "He Speaks to Me" by Priscilla Shirer. To reserve a book, email april@perdidobay.church.
Young Women's Bible Study

Tuesdays, 9:00am, Resuming Monday, January 11, 2022
Join us each Tuesday in the Activities Center for a new study, "Basic Christianity" by John Stott (participants provide their own books). A nursery is provided.
Intercessory Prayer Group Meeting

Tuesdays at 8:30am
You are invited to join our intercessors in the Activities Center at their weekly prayer meeting. If you have a prayer need that you would like to add to the prayer list, email it to prayer@perdidobay.church. 
Nursery, Elementary, & Youth Information
Nursery

A nursery is available for all church services and many activities. Wee Worship takes place Sunday mornings during Worship Services. Preschool Sunday school is at 10:00am. Contact jeanne@perdidobay.church for more information!
Elementary

We hope to be able to see all Kindergarten through 5th grade students on Sundays at 9:00am or 11:00am for Children's Worship and at 10:00am for Sunday School. Contact debi@perdidobay.church to be placed on the email list!

Coming soon: Winter Camp! Get in touch to find out more.
Youth
Wednesday, January 5 - Youth worship band practice 5:00-7:00pm in Youth Worship room.
Wednesday, January 12 - Rise Against Hunger (church-wide) 5:00pm in the Activities Center.

Sunday Youth Gym Nights
Jan 2nd, 4:00-6:00pm - NERF WAR!! (BRING A FRIEND AND A NERF WEAPON TO KICK OFF THE YEAR 2022 @ THE WAVE!)
2022 Stewardship Commitment
Pledge Cards are available digitally on our Church App or link below. Thank you for your commitment to Christ's kingdom and the mission and ministry of Perdido Bay United Methodist Church.